Restaurant Reviews

Review: Haji-Baba in Avondale Review: Haji-Baba in Avondale

Reader's pizza tip reveals a baker's savoury treats…

Restaurant review: Black Cottage Cafe Restaurant review: Black Cottage Cafe

Traditional menu matched by traditional virtues make…

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Jamie Oliver's war on sugar
Jamie Oliver's war on sugar

Crusading chef wants a sugar tax to curb obesity and diabetes.

Kerre McIvor: When in Rome - blend in
Kerre McIvor: When in Rome - blend in

I'm always surprised that people feel they have a right to walk into any bar or any club in town as if they own the place…

Recipes: Create your own street food
Recipes: Create your own street food

Have all the fun of the fair creating your own street food.

Niki Bezzant: Bacon and eggs don't mix
Niki Bezzant: Bacon and eggs don't mix

Researchers have found a link between frequent consumption of processed meats and lower fertilisation in men, writes Niki…

Food & Drink

Home cooks should avoid eating rare burgers
Home cooks should avoid eating rare burgers

Restaurants can serve burgers rare, but home cooks should avoid leaving them pink in the middle, according…

Top celebrity wines

We're all about celebrity sauvignon this week. From much-loved bards and talk-show talent to local heroes, it's all on show…

Grab a juicy burger

You've one day to eat a treat between two buns, warns Donna McIntyre.

Brunch: Orvieto, Three Kings

The menu is an all-day list featuring everyone's favourites - buttermilk hotcakes with honeycomb butter ($17), corn fritters…

Michael Meredith's kitchen rules
Michael Meredith's kitchen rules

Greg Dixon talks to Michael Meredith about helping feed hungry kids, what motivates him and why the…

Recipe: Apple and almond bircher muesli

Not just a delicious dairy-free addition to drinks and smoothies, slightly sweet almond milk also makes creamy desserts…

Wendyl Wants To Know: Chicken nuggets? Where's the chicken?

I've looked at chicken nuggets before but never have I seen a packet which contains so little chicken.

Is this natural product the cure for acne?

Our natural honey products could be used against the bane of teenagers everywhere - acne - in major findings which open…

Bar review: Montage in Pt Chev

This is the perfect spot for a chinwag and a nightcap.

Naked PR stunt leaves bad taste
Naked PR stunt leaves bad taste

Upmarket bar causes outrage after hiring women to lie naked on a table with food on their bodies for…

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Recipes

Recipes: Freshly made cakes
Recipes: Freshly made cakes

Nothing beats a freshly made cake to add a bit of…

Recipe: Gingernut caramel sandwiches
Recipe: Gingernut caramel sandwiches

A sprinkle of ginger adds just the right amount of…

Recipe: Slow-braised green pork curry
Recipe: Slow-braised green pork curry

Slow-cooking meat in the oven until it reaches that…

Three tasty venison recipes
Three tasty venison recipes

Lean, but certainly not mean, venison is a New Zealand-grown…

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Recipes

Recipe: Spiced sugar date doughnuts
Recipe: Spiced sugar date doughnuts

No-fuss treats are the best. Using just a few staple…

Recipe: Ricotta, salami and basil jacket potatoes
Recipe: Ricotta, salami and basil jacket potatoes

With its crispy skin, fluffy middle and a cheesy filling…

Recipe: Apple and custard tart
Recipe: Apple and custard tart

Apples are a baking favourite. This crunchy, versatile…

Recipe: Harissa and garlic flatbreads
Recipe: Harissa and garlic flatbreads

A crusty loaf of buttery garlic bread makes the perfect…

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